SAS Cargo adds new Indian frequency
Scandinavian carrier SAS Cargo has launched a new route between Copenhagen and Delhi, which will be operated by Airbus A340/330 aircraft on a thrice weekly basis. Offering a payload of 16 tonnes, the winter programme flights will leave the Danish capital for Delhi three times a week, returning on the subsequent day.
SAS Cargo has also appointed a general sales service agent (GSSA) in Delhi, Interglobe, which is the largest airline management company in the country. According ot the company, Interglobe has a wealth of industry experience, backed up by representations in 12 cities throughout the subcontinent.
“The partnership with InterGlobe ensures SAS Cargo a highly competent and professional sales agent in India,” announced Per Vransøe, SAS Cargo’s director for Asia Pacific. “I am sure that everyone involved will do their utmost to make the new route between Delhi and Copenhagen a success.”
SAS Cargo currently already has direct air cargo capacity to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok, and the company hopes that the new Indian route will help it leverage the growing volumes of subcontinental airfreight, currently about 3% of world throughput. The country is currently importing ever increasing amounts of chemicals and electronic goods, while it exports products such as pharmaceuticals, perishables, garments and printed matter.